I Love My Librarian Award Press Kit
The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. The award is a collaborative program of Carnegie Corporation of New York, The New York Public Library, The New York Times and the American Library Association.
Each year up to 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 2016 more than 1100 library patrons submitted detailed stories regarding how their librarian had an impact on their communities and lives.
Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.
Members of the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award Selection Committee:
Sari Feldman, Immediate Past President, American Library Association
Felton Thomas, Jr., President, Public Library Association
Leslie Preddy, Past President, American Association of School Librarians
Ann Campion Riley, Past President. Association of College & Research Libraries
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American Library Association
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Danielle S. Apfelbaum
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, New York
Tyler Memorial Library
Olga Valencia Cardenas
Stanislaus County Library
Gwinnett Technical College / Gwinnett County Public Library
Northside Elementary School
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Tabatha “Tabby” Farney
University of Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Lia Kharis Hillman
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, California
Marguerite Vann Elementary School
Roosevelt Weeks, Sr.
Houston Public Library
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